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Ben Sampson


Ben is a Director of Investing. He is based in Boston, MA, and joined the team in 2013. 

Ben invests in emerging industrial technology companies and is focused on working with early-stage companies to develop innovative solutions across the electricity value network. He also works in the ever-expanding sector of connected buildings and cities. 

Ben joined GE in 2012, where he worked for GE Capital’s Energy Financial Services Team. As a Venture Capital Consultant, he focused on investments in energy technology companies and collaborations with GE’s industrial businesses. 

Previously, he was a Project Manager of Steam Expander Technology Development at Mechanology, Inc., in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He managed a development project to design and manufacture a 30kW positive displacement steam expander. Ben also analyzed and developed business cases and value propositions for applications including distributed generation, waste heat recovery, and boiler pump direct-drive.  

He was a Development Engineer in Compressor Technology at Mechanology, where he was a member of an engineering team developing oil-free positive displacement oscillating vane air compressors. 

Ben holds multiple degrees from Dartmouth College including a master’s degree in Engineering Management and bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Sciences.  

He is a board observer for Teem, Lucid, and View. 

Although he was unable to fulfill his aspiration of becoming an architect, he is satisfying this pursuit by designing and building a cottage with his wife on the Isle au Haut, Maine.